Hoping to avoid weekend crowds, we take a day trip over to the Cumberland Gap. Here, we literally walk in the footsteps of Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett.
A stop along the way
View of Cherokee Lake below
Fellow travelers Steve & Dave
Sign in town of Cumberland Gap
View inside Visitor's Center
Picture of mural on wall of Daniel Boone & Party
Small log cottage by Visitor's Center
One of 4 plaques commerating Daniel Boone
Close-up of one plaque
Following the trail
Trail up to the Tri-State area
Picturesque bench which saw better times!
Fall is coming!
Honey in 3 states at once
Bob in 3 states at once
Between 1780 and 1810, it is estimated 200,000 to 300,000 people crossed the gap heading west. This also made possible trade for crops, corn whiskey, and herds of livestock. During the Civil War, both sides used the gap, but it saw no major action.
The actual survey marker
Honey finds a wild-flower
More fall color
Honey spots fungus
There are many beautiful places to explore in Cumberland Gap including Fern Lake, Pinnacle Overlook where you can view Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia, Skylight Cave, Gap Cave, and the White Rocks to name just a few. Bob and I were fortunate to see the Park Headquarters, the Wilderness Road and Campground, the Object Lesson Road, and hiked to Pinnacle Overlook.
For further information: The Cumberland Gap